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26 April, 2015

Scottish abattoir on course to double capacity

A multi-million pound Scottish abattoir development at the Brechin site formerly owned by AP Jess is on schedule for completion towards the end of the year, according to owner Quality Pork Limited (QPL).

The winners of ‘England’s Best Sirloin Steak’, ‘England’s Best Innovative Steak’ and ‘England’s Best Steak Pie’ have been revealed at Eblex’s Quality Standard Mark Excellence Awards at Underglobe in London.

The Great North Pie Co. has been crowned the Supreme Champion of this year’s British Pie Awards for its Chicken, Mushroom, English Mustard & Cream creation.

A panel of farm shop experts gave visitors their top tips for running a successful business in a special talk at the Farm Shop & Deli show in Birmingham earlier this week.

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Organic body the Soil Association has launched a new campaign to support independent retailers and help them promote sales of organic produce.

Moy Park is aiming to raise £100,000 for Farm Africa in a new three-year charity partnership.

Butchers and farm shops should focus on quality not quantity, while providing a premium and educational service, according to leading food futurologist Dr Morgaine Gaye.

The pig industry will look for new insights to safeguard pig health in the future at its annual Bpex Innovation Conference on 13 May.

Representing their respective regions, Q Guild Butchers from across the UK will go head-to-head in the 2015 BBQ contest finale.

Tesco has posted its worst-ever financial results, reporting a £6.4bn pre-tax loss for the year to the end of February 2015.

The decision on whether to extend the Red Tractor Assurance (RTA) scheme to cover the whole life of the cattle, rather than just the 90-day finishing period, is unlikely to be made until August, following the end of a consultation on the proposals.

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has denied allegations that British grocers are duping consumers out of hundreds of millions of pounds through misleading pricing tactics. 

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The European Union’s (EU) animal welfare transport rules should apply even to live animals transported from the EU to a third country, according to a ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) yesterday (April 23).

US meat processor Hormel has told GlobalMeatNews how its planned $350 million plant in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, will start making its SPAM processed meat for Chinese consumers by the end of 2016.

Poland’s poultry meat exports expanded by 21% to 709,000 tonnes (t) in 2014, with revenues of €1.4bn – an increase of 22% compared with 2013, according to data obtained by the state-run Agricultural Market Agency (ARR).

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